2020 Brian McFarlane Award winner L. Waxy Gregoire                                  2020 Brian McFarlane Award winner L. Waxy Gregoire

Brian McFarlane Award

2020 winner L. Waxy Gregoire

In recognition of his continued outstanding research and writing, congratulations to L. Waxy Gregoire, winner of the 2020 Brian McFarlane Award.

 
About the award

In 1995 the society created the annual Brian McFarlane Award, named for its first honorary president in appreciation of his support for SIHR and his ongoing contribution to the preservation of hockey history.

Each year, the award recognizes a SIHR member for continued outstanding research and writing in any media, including the Hockey Research Journal and presentations at SIHR meetings.

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2020 Paul Kitchen Award winner Jason Farris                                      2020 Paul Kitchen Award winner Jason Farris

Paul Kitchen Award

2020 winner Jason Farris

In recognition of his excellent research project as represented by his book It Takes 23 to Win, congratulations to Jason Farris, winner of the 2020 Paul Kitchen Award.

 
About the award

SIHR created this award in 2016 to honour past-president Paul Kitchen, in recognition of his efforts to promote and preserve hockey history within and outside of the SIHR.

The award recognizes the best research project produced during the past calendar year.

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2019 Ernie Fitzsimmons Award winner Benny Ercolani                                    2019 Ernie Fitzsimmons Award winner Benny Ercolani

Ernie Fitzsimmons Award

2019 winner Benny Ercolani

NHL statistician Benny Ercolani was announced as the inaugural winner of the Society's Ernie Fitzsimmons Award, honouring Ercolani's 40+ years as the NHL's Head Statistician.
 
About the award

Created in 2019, the Ernie Fitzsimmons Award is presented for excellence in the field of hockey statistical research and publication.

The annual award was established in honour of founding SIHR member Ernie Fitzsimmons of Fredricton, New Brunswick, who originally proposed and championed the SIHR stats database and contributed a lifetime of research as the seed data.

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* The Ernie Fitzsimmons Award was not awarded in 2020


2020 Bill Fitsell President's Award winner Benoît Clairoux                                   2020 Bill Fitsell President's Award winner Benoît Clairoux

Bill Fitsell President's Award

2020 winner Benoît Clairoux

For his excellence, dedication and passion in service to our organization and our membership, congratulations to Benoît Clairoux, winner of the 2020 J.W. (Bill) Fitsell President's Award.

 
About the award

The President's Award was created in 2011 and is awarded to individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the Society. The winner is selected by the sitting president.

At the 2016 annual general meeting, it was renamed to honour founding president Bill Fitsell.

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